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dc.contributor.advisorSavaş, Özlem
dc.contributor.authorAda, Kumru
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T20:02:00Z
dc.date.available2016-01-08T20:02:00Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/16867
dc.descriptionAnkara : The Department of Industrial Engineering and the Graduate School of Engineering and Science of Bilkent University, 2014.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's) -- Bilkent University, 2014.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references leaves 85-92.en_US
dc.description.abstractBreast cancer has a vital importance in women's life. In the world, breast cancer incidence and mortality rates are increasing. Considering the burden of disease, in 2012 1.67 million women got breast cancer and about 522,000 women died due to breast cancer. With this numbers, breast cancer ranks as the most common cancer among women in the world and the fifth cause of death from cancer overall. Breast cancer has a high incidence and mortality rates especially in developing countries, where late diagnosis of cancer is also increasing the disease burden. Lack of knowledge of the exact causes of breast cancer increases the importance of early detection. The most effective way of early detection is to apply mammography screening. Screening the accurate target population increases the rate of early detection of breast cancer and lessens the economic and health burden of disease. In this study, two simulation models were constructed in order to analyze the population-based mammography screening programs for Turkey. The first model was run for 10 years for validation purpose while the second one was run for the women born in 1980 during their lifetime to analyze several screening programs. The screening programs differ from each other in terms of beginning and final age of screening and screening frequency. Costs and health outcomes of the screening policies were examined and non-dominated screening policies are determined according to these performance measures.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityAda, Kumruen_US
dc.format.extentvi, 92 leaves, chartsen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectBreast canceren_US
dc.subjectscreening programsen_US
dc.subjectmammographyen_US
dc.subjectsimulationen_US
dc.subject.lccWP870 .A33 2014en_US
dc.subject.lcshBreast cancer.en_US
dc.titleA simulation model for breast cancer epidemiology in Turkeyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Industrial Engineeringen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US


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